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Old 02-19-2018, 11:19 AM
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Will you do jigsaw puzzles or different kinds of puzzles?

You don't want too many students so I would limit the number of participants.

Kids normally desire an after school snack. How will you handle this? Especially if someone has an allergy that limits what others can bring?

I would have it understood from the get go that there will be a fine for parents who pick up children late. Otherwise you may be taken advantage of.

Since it is after hours I would walk the children to a designated pick up area and stay until they have all been picked up for safety's sake.

You might publish a calendar telling them briefly what you will do each week to promote excitement and anticipation. This way they will have a tendency to not miss or take a break one or more weeks.

Since they may not know one another I would have some ice breakers and get to know you activities at the beginning.

You might allow them to kick their shoes off and just be in sock feet for fun.

You might play the radio or some background music for fun.

I would establish the habit from day one of them helping you clean up so the classroom is ready for class the next day.

You might have some small prize for participants when they show real effort or good thinking. Maybe just a pencil with something written on it like job well done or something. Or maybe a miniature slinky from the dollar store and say it represents s-t-r-e-t-c-h-i-n-g your thinking.

I have heard of doing a jigsaw puzzle upside down so there is no picture but just the shapes themselves to work with. Now that's a good challenge!

I also love the ones where there are words or pictures inside a square that represent a saying or expression. They used to be called bundles. Not sure what they are called now. I will see if I can find an example.

Good luck! This should be fun and good for kids to exercise their brains.
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